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Barriers to training for employees at SMEs in the construction sector

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Barriers to training for employees at SMEs in the construction sector. / Ganah, Abdulkadir; Rennie, Allan.

The First TG 59 International People in Construction Conference. 2009. p. 138-146.

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Ganah, A & Rennie, A 2009, Barriers to training for employees at SMEs in the construction sector. in The First TG 59 International People in Construction Conference. pp. 138-146, The First TG 59 International People in Construction Conference, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 12/07/09.

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Ganah, A., & Rennie, A. (2009). Barriers to training for employees at SMEs in the construction sector. In The First TG 59 International People in Construction Conference (pp. 138-146)

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Ganah A, Rennie A. Barriers to training for employees at SMEs in the construction sector. In The First TG 59 International People in Construction Conference. 2009. p. 138-146

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Ganah, Abdulkadir ; Rennie, Allan. / Barriers to training for employees at SMEs in the construction sector. The First TG 59 International People in Construction Conference. 2009. pp. 138-146

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